A charity backed by peer-to-peer lending platform Simple Crowdfunding has distributed more than a million meals worldwide to the elderly, healthcare workers and vulnerable groups since 25 March.
During the Covid-19 pandemic property-backed crowdfunding platform Simple Crowdfunding has been providing logistics and messaging support to Go Dharmic, which is distributing over a 1,000 meals per day.
The Go Dharmic Emergency Coronavirus Appeal was set up by Go Dharmic, which is run by volunteers and puts all donations directly into campaigns.
Its campaign has distributed more than 1.1 million meals and has provided personal protective equipment to those in need.
Some of the meals distributed are also being provided to the homeless who are currently being housed in hotels, serviced accommodation and temporary make-shift commercial unit accommodation.
The charity has now launched a fundraising campaign to continue its work and has so far raised over £81,000.
“To distribute over a million meals in such a short space of time is amazing,” said Atuksha Poonwassie (pictured), co-founder and managing director of Simple Crowdfunding.
“There’s a lot of smaller companies involved, but larger firms such as M&S Foodhall, have too. Everyone has clubbed in.
“We’ve been providing logistical support and communication to get the message out through the community. Our investors think it’s amazing. We’ve had feedback saying it’s incredible.
“Some have even said they were already backing it. It’s the right thing to do, if people need help, it’s community helping community and Simple is a small part of the overall community in order to make this work.”